Light Heavyweight Division
Ultimate Boxxer announces its first show in the capital on the 2nd
November. Live on UNILAD and 5Spike from the Indigo at the O2.
After an explosive Ultimate Boxxer debut at the Manchester Arena
earlier this year, the fast-paced and hard-hitting event touches down
in London on November 2nd at the O2 Indigo. The second edition of the
tournament sees the spotlight turn to the light heavyweight division,
with eight highly rated British boxers squaring off to achieve their
career changing or defining moment.
Entrants include Joel McIntyre, who will enter the tournament with an
expected English title. The controversial John McCallum; 7-time
national champion at amateur level with only one loss on his
pro-record coming through injury. The unbeaten 6’6” Shakan Pitters
represents Birmingham and Dec Spelmanreturns to his biggest stage yet
following his tragic fight with the late Scott Westgarth.
Other members of the final 8 consist of title challengers Jordan
Joseph and Darrel Church who opted to come into the competition
instead of their anticipated bout against each other. Sam Horsfall,
who many would see as the wildcard, after turning professional earlier
this year and quickly gaining two victories.
Fighters will compete in a three, three-minute round format all
competing for their share of the £50k prize money and the second
Love Island’s own Idris Virgo makes his return to the ring following
his search for love on the reality TV show this summer. Virgo holds a
perfect 2-0 record, with the Birmingham man fighting in the capital
for the first time.
Founded on a desire to make the professional game more accessible for
boxers and fans alike Ultimate Boxxer II will be shown on multiple
platforms for all generations. Live coverage of Ultimate Boxxer II
begins on Facebook with UNILAD from 8.15PM, before going live on
Freeview with channel 5Spike from 10PM.
Boxing legends Paulie Malignaggi, Ricky Hatton and Anthony Crolla will
play their part in a start-studded team that also included Chris
Eubank Snr last time out.
Alongside the boxing action, Ultimate Boxxer is defined by youth
culture and entertainment. Britain’s biggest DJ Charlie Sloth returns
to entertain the London crowd alongside many special guests
The eight pro light-heavyweights looking to make a major impact in the
Joel McIntyre (17-2)
John McCallum (11-1)
Shakan Pitters (6-0)
Dec Spelman (12-1)
Jordan Joseph (7-2-1)
Darrel Church (7-2-1)
Sam Horsfall (2-0)
Sam Smith (5-1)
Benjamin Shalom: Founder of Ultimate Boxxer
‘The first show has attracted more and more quality fighters which
made our decision for places very difficult. We think we’ve chosen a
card perfect for the London crowd. It has everything and it’s
impossible to call who will come out on top.’
Caj Sohal: Sports Commissioner at Channel 5
‘Ultimate Boxxer performed really well as a totally unknown entity in
its first show. It seems to have something for everyone, attracting a
large and varied audience usually not associated with combat sports.
It’s exciting to see what happens next.’
Paulie Malignaggi Former Two-Weight World Champion, and ULTIMATE
BOXXER, Non-Executive Director
‘I love what this brand can do for the sport and the opportunity it
can give to talented fighters. The first show blew my mind and the
card looks even better for this one.’
ULTIMATE BOXXER II will take place at Indigo at The O2 on Friday 2nd
November 2018. Go to www.ultimateboxxer.com for further information.
Tickets go on Friday 31st August at 9am.
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